Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Share Price

Media headlines about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5259043614516 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Estee Lauder Companies (EL) traded up $0.73 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $131.70. The stock had a trading volume of 1,249,330 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,517,238. The firm has a market cap of $48,580.00, a PE ratio of 35.59, a P/E/G ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 0.71. Estee Lauder Companies has a one year low of $76.34 and a one year high of $132.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.27.

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.16 billion. Estee Lauder Companies had a return on equity of 33.64% and a net margin of 11.30%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.85 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.38 dividend. This is a boost from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. Estee Lauder Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.08%.

EL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Argus lifted their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $125.00 to $142.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank of America lifted their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $115.00 to $122.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group set a $140.00 price objective on Estee Lauder Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Macquarie lifted their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $1.45 to $1.50 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies from $107.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $116.16.

In related news, insider John Demsey sold 77,608 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.52, for a total transaction of $9,896,572.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,305 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,971,853.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Sara E. Moss sold 4,236 shares of Estee Lauder Companies stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.62, for a total value of $515,182.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 1,566,381 shares of company stock valued at $195,955,337. 16.24% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Estee Lauder Companies Company Profile

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company operates in beauty products segment. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced.

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